[amsat-bb] Re: The Mode B tradition, was Re: The Eagle has died.
G0MRF at aol.com
Thu Sep 14 14:04:35 PDT 2006
In a message dated 14/09/2006 15:56:15 GMT Standard Time, broberts at mta.ca
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> i8CVS Domenico
Happily, two of the three birds you mention above, AO-7 and VO-52, are in
exactly the mode that analog Eagle users will be using, U/V. As I
understand it, the plan is to have this link working 24/7. (Yes it will
primarily use a software-driven transponder, but that will be transparent
to the analog user.) In this regard, I can't see how the design
team can be accused of unnecessarily innovating.
Hello Bruce / Dom.
I agree, the UV on Eagle will be apparently analog (ue) to the casual user.
But be aware Bruce that it's not "primarily" a software driven transponder.
It is in fact TOTALLY software driven. There is no linear IF, just DSP in
the core. Or from another viewpoint 100,000 single point failures just
waiting to happen.
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